Thursday, August 18, 2011

QuinoKim :: Quinoa, Tofu, Black Olives, & Tomato Delight

Last night when Bry asked what we were having for dinner, I honestly had no clue. I told him, "Ill throw something together, babe". And I wasn't kidding. I decided to do something with Quinoa and Tofu and ended up throwing some random things in. When we tasted the creation at the dinner table last night, Bryan said "What is so creamy in this?" and we were both amazed at the flavor produced. So here we share with you and hope you enjoy as well.

  • quinoa
  • extra firm tofu
  • diced tomatoes
  • black olives

  1. boil 1 cup of quinoa in 1.5 cups of water in a pot
  2. while the quinoa is boiling saute tofu in strips in a pan with evoo
  3. add spices to tofu (i used cilantro, chives, and thyme)
  4. once the quinoa bloats you can remove it from heat (approx 20 mins)
  5. once tofu is gets grill marks on both sides you can add the quinoa to your pan
  6. throw in the diced tomatoes
  7. throw in sliced black olives
  8. spice it to taste
  9. enjoy

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

QuickTip :: Peeling Plantains

Recently I have been looking for unique snacks for my husband and alternatives to potato chips (something he loves). On my first plantain chip attempt I found the hardest part to peel them in their unripened state. My hands were a mess and sore from trying to rip the skin, and often I cut more of the plantain off than the peel.

Last night I took revenge on the plantain and found a pretty neat way to successfully and quickly peel them. Here is how:

  1. chop the plantain into smaller chunks.
  2. cut down one side of the peel as close to the edge of fruit and peel as possible
  3. easily pull the rest of the peel wrap off.

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Good Luck!


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